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Homeland Security grants awarded to NY

ALBANY - More than $292 million in grant funding to support critical infrastructure protection, anti-terrorism programs, and core emergency preparedness and response functions in counties across the state. Approved by the federal Department of Homeland Security, the funding is administered through a variety of grant programs that include the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) and the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

DHSES Commissioner Jerome Hauer Ph.D., MHS said, “These federal funds are very important to supporting and sustaining the first response capabilities throughout New York State, particularly in the metropolitan New York City region. DHSES is keenly aware of the valuable role the various local municipalities and their first response personnel play in ensuring our State is safe and secure. We will ensure that these funds are allocated according to the federal guidelines and that the greatest needs are met in every corner of New York State.”

The DHS funding through these programs includes:

· $178 million from the federal Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program to the metropolitan New York City region (including Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester Counties).
· $76 million from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) to DHSES, which manages these programs in close coordination with local stakeholders statewide.
· $18.1 million to the Metropolitan Transit Authority under the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
· $13.7 million in Port Security Grant (PSGP) funds, including:

o $5.7 million to NYPD
o $2.8 million to FDNY
o $990,000 to NYC DOT

· $2.9 million to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey under the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
· $2.2 million to not-for-profit organizations under the UASI Not-for-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
· $1.3 million to Operation Stonegarden for border security coordination and operations